Jochen L. Leidner
Dr Jochen L Leidner is Director of Research, R&D at Refinitiv Labs in London (formerly Reuters Ltd). He is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Data Analytics at the University of Sheffield, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society for his contributions to geo-computing and a Member of the Board of the Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG) of the BCS. A computer scientist and computational linguist by training, he leads a Research & Development team in London, which he built up in 2013. He was a Royal Society Edinburgh Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, where he was Principal Investigator in mobile open-domain question answering. He holds Master's degree in computational linguistics, English language and literature and computer science from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg and in engineering from the University of Cambridge. In 2007, he obtained a PhD in Informatics He has edited, authored or co-authored over 60 publications and over a dozen patent applications/patents. His research focuses on improving information access to or using textual data, especially information extraction, question answering, and legal/financial/geographical applications. He is also interested in methodology and ethics.
By Jochen L. Leidner on 3rd August 2021
A pioneer of information retrieval, the computer science sub-discipline that also underpins the technology of modern Web search engines, Karen Spärck Jones was a British professor of Computers and Information at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge. Her contributions to the fields of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR), especially with regard to […]
By Jochen L. Leidner on 31st July 2019
This interview was conducted by on Saturday, July 13, 2019 (editing for brevity and language jointly by the interviewer and interviewee.) Jochen Leidner: Today, I have on the line Shadi Saleh, co-founder of the first-ever Web search engine in Syria. I met Shadi at ECIR 2019 [the 41st European Conference on Information Retrieval] in Cologne, […]
By Jochen L. Leidner on 30th July 2019
by Jochen L. Leidner and Ingo Frommholz SIGIR 2019 in Paris in July. This is a report of some of the highlights of ECIR this year with no claims of representativeness. Part I – Impressions and general Trends Search is alive and happy as a field of research. Both theoretical and applied papers were presented, […]